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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 01, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Where can I find a good hood locking mechanism? I don't wannt anyone stealing my air cleaner! or especially that little wing nut on top of it, so where should I get one at?

My primary concerns are: ease of installation and...well I guess that's it. All I need is something that requires a key that only I have.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 01, 07:02 PM
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i have seen locking hood pins in summit and jegs, and my paddock catalog has a universal hook lock mechanism that works like a factory setup in the newer cars...i have also heard of people putting razor blades next to hthe hood latch, but that seems kind of cruel..and they might get their blood all over your car.bet they wouldn't mess with it anymore after that, tho.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 01, 07:58 AM
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Three-eighths inch case-hardened chain and a Master padlock,

I got tired of replacing battery 2X in one month, so I did above, got just enough length to put the padlock in the grill. Reach thru the lower valance holes to unlock, Worked great, No battery gone!

I bolted the chain to the latch bolt on the hood. Left no slack when hood unlatched.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 01, 03:27 PM
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Try one of your local parts houses such as trak auto, pep boys even sears. good luck

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 01:07 AM
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I had the same as everett,but mine had the chain in a plastic tube with just the last link hanging out .helps protect the paint when you forget to guide the chain when you close the hood .

good and cheap!

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 03:36 AM
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How about if you have existing hood pin holes. Seems I have seen something in the way of the Coke machine style locks somewhere.

YES...previous owner did put holes in the cowl hood for hood pins. I was thinking of going with the hood pin set up that was used on the 70 SS Chevelles. How about some imput on that.

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